[whatwg] Inconsistent behavior for empty-string URLs

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Thu Dec 10 23:33:51 PST 2009

On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:22:43 +0100, Nicholas Zakas <nzakas at yahoo-inc.com>  
> It's the "automatic download" that makes this problematic, as it
> silently doubles the number of requests to the server, which as I've
> said in previous emails, is a huge problem for high-volume sites. Opera
> already doesn't make a request in all of these cases, so I'm guessing
> that Web Workers is an exception?

It only doubles the load if you have crappy markup (or server setup,  
depending on your goals). Not sure why we are not loading the resource.  
That'd be a bug per the current specification.

Anne van Kesteren

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